The Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) delighted the successful conference on Somalia reconstruction on the coming future in which was officially opened on Monday September 16, 2013 at Brussels, Belgium.
The International Community and donors as well as Somalia authorizes come together at Brussels and the meeting is seeking a financial support for Somalia reconstruction and security recovery to avert repeated Somalia peace and reconciliation processes fallout and improving nation rebuilding.
The European Union is pledging 650 million euros to Somalia for 2013-16, said European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso.”Somalia has made important progress this year,” Barroso said after talks with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud on Monday, adding however that “problems and challenges remain.”
“This funding will contribute to all peace- and state-building goals,” said EU Development Commissioner Andris Piebalgs, adding that the bloc would additionally continue to fund the African Union peacekeeping mission in Somalia.
International donors began work on a “New Deal” for Somalia to drive its economic and political recovery after two decades of bloody civil war. Nearby, 200 hundred delegates from around the world are attending the meeting Some 70 high-level delegations from Africa, Europe and the Gulf was attending the one-day meeting in Brussels, along with aid groups and global finance institutions.
The Secretary General of the Somali Media for Environment, Science, Health and Agriculture (SOMESHA) H.E. Mr. Daud Abdi Daud said “the conference is just like milestone one with grateful hope to rebuild Somalia again after two decades of civil war and fanatic violence but I have the right to say the agriculture sector development should be also underlined.
With insecurity growing, in August medical aid agency Doctors Without Borders (MSF) closed all its operations in Somalia, after 22 years of working in the Horn of Africa trouble spot as well as a military training mission in Somalia, the EU runs an anti-piracy operation off the Somali coast, where attacks on shipping have fallen steadily in the past year.